British Council letters and reports

Part of the work of the British Council is to send British writers on trips abroad in order to help international artistic understanding.

The collection contains correspondence between writers on official visits abroad and representatives of the Council from 1955. The majority of the material dates from the 1980s and 1990s. 

There are letters from a number of writers including Iris Murdoch, Arnold Wesker, Margaret Drabble, William Golding and Brian Aldiss. The collection also includes an account of the illness and death of the poet Bernard Spencer.

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literature correspondence, other archives/mss british council

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